Ellie talks to local pop-punk band Call It Reckless
Pre-designing the music you're gonna make by the set of influences you have is a deathly awful idea. I think the best music that's made now is made in spite of that - just throw away the fucking book.
I think seeing us do these songs live is pretty crucial if you want to get the full, 360-degree, panoramic view of the songs - how they live and breathe
"Pack your stuff and we’ll go.’ So I packed my whole life in his car and just drove home that night!"
"Above all you need to be tenacious and focused.”
"Nothing is destructive. Ever. Everything is evolutionary. It’s music, you know, it’s not actually like a marriage."
"Gus ended up going back to Ted Danson’s house for some Prosecco! He became aware that Ted Danson was aware of alt-J and he likes the album!"
"They wanted pictures – that’s never really happened to me in an airport before. I think it was probably because they were waiting for other bands!"
"I do remember that night [at NAC]; I burnt my hand on a flaming sambucca shot and had this ring on my hand for like, two weeks!" - Kelcey reminiscing about his last Norwich jaunt.
"He was like our best friend… and he was really pretty, so yeah, that qualified him!" - Zach on Cav's credentials for joining the band.
"There’s never a soft show, every single performance is so emotional for us, because we give everything." - Outline interview Savages ahead of their NAC date.
"Who knows why some people are given the gift of perspective when it seems too late and some don’t and are lost?" - Outline interviews John Grant ahead of his NNF appearance
"When I started playing my own music, I wanted it to be as tall as a skyscraper. Images can achieve that." - Outline's feature on NNF star, Woodkid.
"It’s a bit like handing someone your dirty washing and seeing what they’ll do with it!" - Outline interviews J. Willgoose
We love Norwich; it has such a good gig scene and a few decent venues.
"We’re the Rolling Stones of the rap game..." - Chuck D talks to Emma from Outline
I had no idea what the songs were about… maybe if I was older, I’d know if they were doing the subtle drug or sexual references.
We’re just normal people; we didn’t grow up on a farm, singing on the porch or anything like that!
"You can smoke your chongo mongo, drink your cider, eat your chips and then go home." - British Sea Power on the allure of festivals.
In the case of Van Morrison, the man is a songwriting mountain. I have a lot of work to do to match him.
As much as I love a good episode of Glee now and then, it does infuriate me how rarely you see a girl pick up an instrument. Either way I think Sue Sylvester needs to get on the case.
I’d love to say that we went to some amazing place in Africa and heard this particular rhythm, but it doesn’t work as specifically as that, you know what I mean?!
Not too shabby, no, but I did get held up at gunpoint though!
I was there a couple of years ago, 2010 maybe and it was a fun time. There’s a good record shop in Norwich too, isn’t there?
"Everyone we told that we’d signed to Colombia was like, ‘what? That’s so ridiculous!’ It just makes no sense!" - Harrison Koisser talks about their journey to the major label
"Musically speaking, the songs have a very "big" sound to them and we felt that title fit perfectly." - Jim on the album title, 'Anthems'.
There’s been some crazy things at our shows and that’s what keeps it fresh for us, I mean, we’ve had human jenga!
"Top ten is people like Rihanna and we thought, ‘that’s pretty nuts’, you know, sitting there amongst all that..." - Jonathan describes his surprise at 'Arc' going Top Ten
"I feel like I’m in a completely different ball game now. I’m playing with the big boys now! It’s bit scary, a bit overwhelming!" - Raevennan on life after her NBT win.
"You know, we lost a few people on making this album, and that’s definitely crept in quite a bit." - Rhydian shares some insight into the making of 'Wolf's Law'
"I felt like it was kinda directionless, like, that’s the line in the song, ‘we’re not fighting to be heard, we just wanna watch it burn’." - Stephen relates the London riots to 'Lost Kids'.
"Because we weren’t too way out there, other girls could relate to us. We are down to earth, we are Northern; people could dress like we did." - Joanne Catherall talks to Emma about the role of THL girls...
"With a beard, people tend to spur all their hatred onto it, and tell you straight away what an idiot you look." - Glenn Tilbrook talks to Emma about his recent clean-shaven look...
I’ve never lost my roots. It’s my place of choice to come and see my friends and also just the landscape as much as anything.
"Haha! What a fun date I must be! Fucking hell, how I ever got married I don't know!" - Gary Numan talks about his idiosyncrasies with Outline's Lenore...
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"As you can tell from the video, I’m absolutely terrified! There’s a lot of twiddling of the thumbs and a couple of visible shakes!" - Al talks about her landmark performance on Later... with Jools.
"Our album is nominated for the Mercury, but almost every daily newspaper has declined to even review it. Not that I'm bitter [laughs]" - Gus from Alt-J talks to Outline's Alex...
"I discovered that Natasha Khan is a lot more complex and rich, as a person, than just being this mystical, sad person." - Bat for Lashes talks to Outline about her own character...